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Author Beard, Janet, author.

Title The Atomic City girls : a novel [Hoopla electronic resource] / Janet Beard.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2018.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 47 min.)) : digital.
digital digital recording rda
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Performer Read by Xe Sands.
Performed by Xe Sands.
Summary In the bestselling tradition of "Hidden Figures" and "The Wives of Los Alamos", comes this riveting novel of the everyday people who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. What you see here, what you hear here, what you do here, let it stay here. In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders. The girls spend their evenings socializing and flirting with soldiers, scientists, and workmen at dances and movies, bowling alleys and canteens. June longs to know more about their top-secret assignment and begins an affair with Sam Cantor, the young Jewish physicist from New York who oversees the lab where she works and understands the end goal only too well, while her beautiful roommate Cici is on her own mission: to find a wealthy husband and escape her sharecropper roots. Across town, African-American construction worker Joe Brewer knows nothing of the government's plans, only that his new job pays enough to make it worth leaving his family behind, at least for now. But a breach in security will intertwine his fate with June's search for answers. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into devastating focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism, and war itself.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Women employees -- Tennessee -- Oak Ridge -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Tennessee -- Oak Ridge -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Women -- Tennessee -- Oak Ridge -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Uranium enrichment -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Official secrets -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Tennessee -- Oak Ridge -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Historical fiction.
Added Author Sands, Xe, narrator.
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ISBN 9780062842398 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
0062842390 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT12006411
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